Deep Water Culture Hydroponics for Urban Farming – Basics Explained
Deep water culture hydroponics is an efficient and effective way to grow plants without soil. It’s a type of hydroponic system that suspends the roots of a plant in a nutrient-rich solution. In this video, we’ll discuss the basics of deep water culture hydroponics, the benefits, and the equipment needed.
Drew Demler of Big Tex Urban Farms at the State Fair of Texas, Dallas his system and Deep Water Culture Hydroponics basic concepts and practices.
First, we’ll discuss the basics. In deep water culture hydroponics, the roots of the plants are suspended in a nutrient-rich solution. This solution is oxygenated with an air pump, and the roots are exposed to air bubbles. The air pump also circulates the nutrient-rich solution, ensuring that all of the roots are receiving the same amount of nutrients.
Finally, let’s discuss the equipment needed to set up a deep water culture hydroponic system and walk around for a tour of Big Tex’s DWC system.
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